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Cowes (Somerton) (Wight)

Also known as: Cowes Aerodrome / Cowes West / Northwood / RAF Wight / Somerton Aerodrome / Wight Aerodrome
County: Isle of Wight
Current Status: Industry
Date: April 1916 - 1953
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft flight testing / Airliner / General aviation / Trainer
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies
  • Cowes Library
  • Cowes Town Council
  • Newport Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • Cowes Aero Club
  • Isle of Wight GC
  • Railway Air Services
  • School of Aerial Co-operation with Coastal Defence Batteries
  • Somerton Airways
  • Spartan Air Lines

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